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The Extremely Hard Lessons That the Themed Entertainment Industry Learned From Hard Rock Park

Jim Hill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you're going strictly by attendance levels as well as the amount of money this theme park pulled in during its brief life span, then Hard Rock Park clearly was a failure. If -- on the other hand -- you're going by what happened in themed entertainment circles after 2008... Well, that's where this story gets complicated.

A Love Letter To Myrtle Beach

Love Letters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

I love the way you allowed me to grow and come into my own under your skies. In a strange way, you helped to raise and mold me. You gave me life lessons that would protect me even when I have lived away from your shores.

7 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

Budget Travel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer!

5 Ideas for Your Next Mancation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

How is a "mancation" different than a bachelor party? These trips are about finding the time to bond with all of your buddies in a new place or with a new activity -- not celebrating one man's last night of singledom. But similar to organizing a bachelor party, planning a mancation takes work.

David Lohr

Father Pleads For Help Finding Missing Daughter

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The devastated family of Heather Elvis, a missing South Carolina woman who mysteriously vanished from Myrtle Beach nearly three weeks ago, is appealin...

Hot Destinations and Top US Travel Trends for 2014

Cheapflights | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

As we wrap up another eventful year in travel, we take a sneak a peek at what's ahead for 2014. Of course, since past is prologue, much of what's to come was shaped by events in 2013.

Life's a Beach in Myrtle Beach

Rania Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Rania Walker

In my world Myrtle Beach was a place to go for golf, and well, Golf! It wasn't exactly the first family-friendly beach locale that came to mind. But I'd put it out there and with some guidance and help from friends, we created a plan.

Ex-U.S. Senate Candidate Arrested

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The unemployed Army veteran who stunned the political world by winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in South Carol...

7 Classic Beach Boardwalks

MiniTime | Posted 09.22.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Saltwater taffy, carnival rides, and old-school fun are back on the upswing in classic beach towns whose boardwalks can make you feel like you've stepped into a time machine. Here are seven classic boardwalk towns that go out of their way to entice families,

5 Free Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

AP | By BRUCE SMITH | Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Myrtle Beach, this year celebrating the 75th anniversary of its incorporation, is the heart of South Carolina's $16.5 bill...

Missing Teen's Mom: 'We Will Never Give Up Hope'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.25.2013 | Crime

Brittanee Drexel was 17 when she vanished exactly four years ago today on the busy streets of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Now, her family has returned to the o...

PHOTOS: America's Best Boardwalks

Oyster | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Oyster

From Atlantic City to Santa Cruz, beach bums will strut their stuff down those sandy pathways, either taking in the views or letting loose on beachside coasters (or both!).

'Welcome To Myrtle Manor': Elderly Woman Skinny Dips

Posted 03.04.2013 | TV

It was back to the south for the latest TLC reality show when "Welcome to Myrtle Manor!" debuted. Lest viewers think the fancy name means it's anythin...

David Lohr

New Drawing Shows What Missing Girl May Look Like Today

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Coming up on the fourth anniversary of Brittanee Drexel's disappearance, the CUE Center for Missing Persons has released an age-progressed portrait sh...

David Lohr

Authorities Find Car, Bodies In Search For Teens Who Vanished During Road Trip

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.29.2012 | Crime

A car containing what authorities believe are the bodies of Jake Ziegler and Ray Pierce, two North Carolina teens missing more than three weeks, was f...

David Lohr

Authorities Search For Teens Who Vanished During Road Trip

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.29.2012 | Crime

Authorities in two states are hoping for leads in the disappearance of two teens that disappeared more than a week ago during an impromptu road trip. ...

PHOTOS: Where To Stay And Play In Myrtle Beach

Oyster | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Oyster

We've come up with a guide to the must-do activities in Myrtle Beach, and where to stay when you're there. Get inspired and soak up these last few weeks of summer in this beachy hotspot.

PHOTOS: Family Travel In Myrtle Beach

HomeAway | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel
HomeAway

Miles of beachfront make up the Grand Strand, but it's adorable attractions like Captain Hook's Adventure Golf, House of Blues and Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede that set it apart from other East Coast beach towns.

5 Great Spots To Chill Out In South Carolina

Oyster | Posted 08.10.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Few people know how to take it easy better than South Carolinians.

Charter Airline Cancels Flights, Strands South Carolina Passengers

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.13.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK — Charter airline Direct Air has suspended flights for at least two months, leaving passengers scrambling to get home and wondering if ...

Peter S. Goodman

The Disconnect: In South Carolina, Candidates And Citizens Occupy Separate Realms

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Inside a cavernous ballroom at a downtown hotel, Newt Gingrich stands beneath crystal chandeliers, addressing a crowd of several hun...

Unusual Sand Sculpture Greets GOP Debate Attendees

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Ahead of Monday night's Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., attendees will be greeted by a 525-ton sand sculpture. The sculpture is called 'Mo...

Amusement Parks in Myrtle Beach: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Barbara Darko | Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel

Amusement parks in Myrtle Beach are a fun complement to the city's most sought-after attractions like beaches, boardwalks and golf. A variety of innov...

Our Recommendations For Families Heading To South Carolina

The Huffington Post | Sidney Logan Echevarria | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in South Carolina can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier,...

SC School District Moves Bus Stop From Strip Club

AP | Posted 11.09.2011 | Weird News

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Officials in eastern South Carolina are moving a school bus stop that was by a strip club after parents complained. Misty Umphr...